Effective July 1, 2011, the California Legislature and the Governor shifted responsibility for mental health services for students with disabilities from County Mental Health to Public Schools, repealing certain portions of AB3632. Mental health as a related service is identified as mental health services necessary for a student to benefit from their special education program.
Child Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)
Child Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS): The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) tool is an assessment strategy that is designed to be used for decision support and outcomes management. The CANS can be used as an active component of ERMHS planning. This version of the CANS is designed to focus on the educational needs of students related to their mental health. School psychologists employed by an LEA in Sonoma County have access to the CANS survey and are expected to be certified to administer the CANS and to maintain their certification annually. The CANS certification website is: http://www.canstraining.com/register
Out of County Contracts
Rates and Funding
This document is a fillable-pdf for district use in the event the district needs to contract for special education services for a student with an IEP, ages 18-22, in a county jail outside of Sonoma County.
Behavior Intervention Plan
The BIP is used when a plan is needed to address a behavior that is interfering with a students learning or the learning of peers. The plan focuses on teaching replacement behavior(s) that meets the students need in a more acceptable manner.
Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA)
In order to determine why a student is engaging in problematic behavior that interferes with learning, an assessment is conducted. The results of that assessment are reported on this SELPA form. The results of a functional assessment form the basis of a BIP.
Related Policies and Procedures
Questions about the behavior planning forms should be directed to Suzanne Tribbey, email@example.com, (707) 524-2758.